Wow! I can’t believe it’s already November and the holidays are just around the corner. I am really, really looking forward to spending quality time with friends and family this year. With our wedding just around the corner, it has really hit me that Sawyer and I are truly joining our families together, making the season feel all the merrier. Some of our family members live very far away and I have not seen them since my Invisalign treatment began. I know that they will definitely notice my new smile and be eager to see the progress. I can’t believe how excited people have been for me having won this Martha Stewart Weddings/Invisalign contest—they think it is so cool!
I am thrilled that we will be having the same photographer for our wedding that took our engagement photos. I loved the way they turned out—even though they were taken before my treatment began—so I am even more excited to see how our wedding photos will turn out post-treatment. I know that there will be a lot more candid photos of me. I’m sure our photographer will be capturing un-posed shots of me grinning from ear to ear walking down the aisle, or laughing uncontrollably at one of the speeches, or mouthing the words to a song while I’m dancing up a storm with my friends. I’ve always been self-conscious about the way my smile appears close up in pictures, especially from the side. Now, I will be so much more confident and carefree about those pictures of me smiling, laughing and being me. My top teeth will have moved in, my bottom teeth will be completely straight—there will be nothing to hide!
I can’t emphasize enough how lucky and grateful I feel to be able to have that perfect smile in time for my wedding day (and I promise to wear my retainer to keep this new smile forever). Now, instead of fearing some unflattering pictures because of my smile, I can’t wait to see all the moments of the big day!
Disclosure: I have received complimentary treatment from Invisalign in exchange for blogging about my bridal journey and treatment, and all opinions expressed are my own.